Patent Number: 6,253,177

Title: Method and system for automatically determining whether to update a language model based upon user amendments to dictated text

Abstract: In a computer speech dictation system, a method and system for automatically determining whether to update a language model based upon user amendments to text in a dictated word processing document. The method includes the steps of monitoring a user's text-amending input to an application program for amending the dictated text and subsequently performing processing responsive to the monitoring step to determine whether the text-amending input corrects a misrecognized word in the dictated text. If the test amending input corrects a misrecognized word, the system updates a language model based upon the text which has been amended.

Inventors: Lewis; James R. (Delray Beach, FL), Ballard; Barbara (Kansas City, MO)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.

International Classification: G06F 3/16 (20060101); G10L 15/22 (20060101); G10L 15/00 (20060101); G10L 15/18 (20060101); G10L 015/26 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018